With his lead dwindling, Royce resorts to extreme measures to stall Carcetti's momentum. At Bodie's corner, Michael proves adept as a runner, with Bodie and Marlo taking notice. A re-up bodega is put under surveillance by Omar and Greggs.



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Omar begins to realize he may have become a victim to his own reputation, and decides he needs to re-assert his dominance on the street. Marlo visits Bodie's corner, giving him the option to either leave, or sell the Stanfield package, and becomes increasingly interested in Michael when he sees him working for Bodie. Still smarting over the debate with Carcetti, Royce employs petty tactics, but angers Watkins over his refusal to fund witness protection until after the election. When Bunk visits McNulty and Beadie for dinner, he is shocked to find McNulty sober, faithful and enjoying domestic life. Meanwhile, the New Day face the problem of New York dealers muscling in on the Eastside, and in an effort to show a united Baltimore front, Prop Joe asks Marlo to stand with them. Following up on their promise to Royce to put a stop to the MCU's political investigation, Burrell and Rawls send the ruthless Lt. Marimow in to replace Asher and prevent the unit from pursuing any wire ... Written by Bertaut

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Omar's lover Renaldo can be seen reading the book "Drama City" by George Pelecanos, who is a regular writer for this series. See more »


Omar: It ain't what you takin', it's who you takin' from, ya feel me? How you expect to run with the wolves come night when you spend all day sparring with the puppies?
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Another great installment
27 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Episode 3 of The Wire opened with the revelation that the infamous Omar is planning on making some bigger moves this winter. Who can blame him? What with all the hustlers still scared of him, he should be on top of people like Marlo in a couple of weeks/episodes.

I enjoyed the correlation between Marlo taking over what's left of Barksdale's streets and Commissioner Rawls sending in a new lieutenant to stir things up at the wire. It seems to be working. But I'm sure that as soon as we have mayor Carcetti in office there will be a new program set in to place. Perhaps it will be a witness protection wire! There is a little more McNulty this week than we experienced in last episode. It's tough to predict how this detail will form and what importance McNulty will be in it. But it appears that every one of the major players left in the unit is going to homicide. Perhaps Major Daniels will be able to keep the wire afloat. Daniels himself gone through some kind of transformation since his promotion, we see this when Detective Greggs is in his office and all we have to know that she is talking to Daniels is that it's his voice responding. It may look bleak at the moment but I'm speculating that the newest Major at the Baltimore Police Department will find the position to be a touch too methodical.

It's impossible to touch on everything that happens with this enormous cast. With everything that goes on I'm surprised that we even got to McNulty this week. He seems to have very little presence this season. Hopefully something will happen at one of the schools and he will find a passion for fighting alongside our favorite team of police, again.

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